press bed

Compare Murphy bed.

Origin of press bed

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for press bed

Historical Examples of press bed

  • But Connie explained to Ronald that the huge wooden wardrobe was doubtless a press-bed which let down at night.

  • Next door, in the dining-room, old Betty Harrison lay across the press-bed in which she usually slept.

    She Stands Accused

    Victor MacClure

  • He is lying ill with a fever in the press-bed in the kitchen, where not a breath of air reaches him.